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PIVATS Data Collection and Analysis Service




Assessment of learning, performance monitoring and effective target setting for all pupils

PIVATS was first published in 1999 and since its introduction it has become a leader in the assessment of pupils working within the P Scales and up to National Curriculum Level 4.

As well as its use throughout the UK the fourth edition of PIVATS is now being adopted by Local Authorities and District School boards across Australia, Canada, South Africa and other parts of the world.

Make a difference for your pupils working below national expectations, get PIVATS today!

Brand New 2013/14 Training dates now available

Please view the dates, times and venues for our latest range of training courses here.

If your school is situated a long way away and it is impossible to attend the original Lancashire PIVATS training why not check our franchise list to see if your Local Authority is a member of the PIVATS family and accredited to deliver their own training.

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PIVATS moderation examples


This brand new tool from the PIVATS team contains examples of PIVATS assessments with a commentary and supporting evidence so that teachers can ensure that there is consistency and reliability in their judgements.

The tool comes in two parts - a hard copy folder and a cd rom.

To view example pages from the CD version please select the 'Samples' page. 

"When evaluating pupils’ achievement, inspectors should evaluate the school’s arrangements for ensuring the accuracy of its pupil performance data as there is no statutory moderation of P scales and this can lead to misinterpretation.

There should be rigorous moderation arrangements within school and across a local authority to assure the accuracy of the progress data being used by the school."

Ofsted: Subsidiary guidance,
January 2012, No. 110166

To order a copy of this new tool please select the 'Order PIVATS' link to the right handside of this page.


This document is designed to be used in conjunction with PIVATS 4. This folder cannot be used as a stand-alone assessment tool.



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